IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be go ahead, assertive, and very much a time to rely on your own resources and inner strength. Financially you’ll need to make twice the effort to get the same result but perseverance will pay off. Friends won’t always be as available as you might wish. Try to leave planning long term until you really know what you want. Luckily home will be happier and from August you’ll be having fun socially, feeling more confident.
|ARIES: You will be chatting brightly about a million different things. But you are not about to let your feelings get in the way of your thinking at the moment since you want to be clear. But it does sometimes mean you sound cool or too detached. Your curiosity is being stirred, so you are off finding about things that interest you with great enthusiasm. You may not pause for long in any one place but will constantly be on the go searching and seeking.|
|TAURUS: You will want to get yourself better informed over the next few days about money matters. Then you can keep everyone else around you up to scratch as well. Your concentration is good at the moment once you settle down to tasks. More stubborn than usual, you are digging your heels in quite hard. No one will shout you down since you are coming across as rather determined. Though on the whole you will want to avoid confrontations, since you prefer a harmonious mood.
|GEMINI: Spouting off opinions in all directions, you will be jumping onto the next point before companions have had a chance to absorb the main idea. You could also be point scoring or trying to have the last word, which may not always go down too well. You would rather speak than listen and the moment. What you say may not be too subtle. But your plus side is you have no devious streak, and can be relied on for straight answers to direct questions.|
|CANCER: Kindness will come more easily to you than anger, so you are ducking out of confrontations wherever possible. In a sentimental mood, you feel sympathetic, and are a good shoulder to cry on for friends in need. You are picking up subtle clues from others, acting like a sponge, soaking in atmosphere, and this can make you biased without realising it. You’ll hesitate to voice your opinion because you fear you won’t be heard. Listen rather than talk, absorb and keep your own counsel.|
|LEO: You are definitely out in the swing of things at the moment. You feel popular in team relationships at work or in your leisure activities. Your concentration is wandering a little at the moment, and you are getting very bored with having to listen to feedback. You may say things that startle other people, just to amuse yourself. You may be slow to make up your mind but once there you won’t budge. You are an odd mix of highly tolerant and very obstinate.|
|VIRGO: In coming days you’ll be much in demand for your views at work. You are the one who has all relevant info down to the last detail. Just don’t drown everyone in too many facts and figures. Personal finances are very much on your mind at the moment, but in the way of affording treats, luxuries, and presents. You’ll be very attached to the good things. It can make you a touch possessive, so try to look more laid back than you will feel.|
|LIBRA: Over optimism could trip you up. Try not to promise more than you can deliver. Your intentions are good but you may be getting over enthusiastic. You will want to have a wider range of interests and to get out of ruts now. You need to belong, to be loved, cuddled and cosseted so look for reassuring companions who will give you a little more help and support than usual and be an anchor for you. Just try to avoid overreacting to certain situations.
|SCORPIO: With Mercury in the deepest area of your chart, you are feeling strongly about certain situations, and will not easily change your mind. Maybe you do sometimes express yourself too forcibly at the moment. Your intuition is working better than usual, so you will be able to ferret out secret information. But you have no intention of letting your own cats out of the bag just now. You are digging deeper for more fundamental answers for yourself in a highly discreet way.|
|SAGITTARIUS: You will want to be talking more than usual to close partners both at home and at work for a while. You do want to get certain things straight as simply and quickly as possible. You will go well out of your way to avoid boors, bores and mates who get on your nerves. Interesting conversations with people who are on your wavelength is what you are aiming for. Try to see right round one particular situation, and test out every possible viewpoint.|
|CAPRICORN: Your helpful suggestions at work are going down well now except when you tramp on other people’s corns as you point out their flaws. Try a little charm, and a few compliments before you wade in to criticise. You are determined to get a more orderly atmosphere to work in, and are fed up with incompetence, chaos, and too pressured a schedule. Take time out of a busy schedule just to wind down. You’ll be coping with detail and specialized information more than usual.|
|AQUARIUS: There is plenty of fun and laughter around you now. You appreciate your own ideas, and like listeners to be appreciative as well. Just don’t exaggerate too much to make an effect, or embroider the facts to make a good story. In coming days no one will resist your presence. You will want to put on quite a show of wit. You want to broaden your horizons. Travel would suit you best but there are other ways to keep your interest engaged.|
|PISCES: You will want to talk over emotional and domestic matters, after your recent busy patch. You are more creative and sympathetic than usual, though are not always able to put your thoughts or feelings precisely into words. Though you may be taking other people’s comment too personally, fearing slights where none were intended. You are more sensitive and moody than usual, so you will want to retreat into your shell if arguments flare up where you feel your views are being personally attacked.